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Snoop Dogg Facing Fan Backlash Over Support For Accused Murderer Aaron Hernandez

7/6/2013 3:59pm EDT
Aaron Hernandez and Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion has felt the wrath of his fans on Twitter after posting an image of himself with accused murderer Aaron Hernandez.

The rapper-turned-reggae singer showed support for the former New England Patriots star, who was arrested last month and held without bail in Massachusetts over the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found near his home. Hernandez is also a top suspect in another double homicide in Boston.

"Keep ya head up !! We prayn 4 ya," Snoop wrote as the photo's caption, showing his support for his friend while he faces life in prison if he's convicted.


Eddie Murphy And Snoop Dogg Join Forces For Reggae Video 'Redlight'

6/28/2013 4:20pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has recruited Snoop Dogg to channel the sounds of Jamaica on a new song.

The renowned actor has released a video for Redlight on, with the promo featuring the pals at work in the studio as they record the tune.

The purpose of the track is not yet clear, but Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, revealed in May that he had been in talks with the reclusive movie star to collaborate on a series of film and TV-related projects - and it appears Redlight is their first offering as business partners.

Snoop told Rolling Stone magazine, "I'm gonna holler at him, see if I can get...

Jessica Alba Rocked A Sexy Yellow Minidress At The Spike TV Guys Choice Awards

6/10/2013 7:00pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Over the weekend, sexy stars including Jessica Alba and model Katherine Webb attended the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. Alba, a staple at annual the event, looked incredible in a bright yellow strapless minidress paired with crimson pumps.

The actress was recently voted as having one of the sexiest celebrity beach bodies by E-Score. It doesn't seem to matter what she wears - she always looks hot!

But she's more than just a pretty face.

Last month, Alba was honored in Connecticut for her eco-friendly baby product line Honest and her book, The Honest Life, based on raising her children in a...

Hollywood's Top Men Honored At 2013 Spike Guys Awards

6/9/2013 2:06pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
On Saturday night, Ben Affleck, Jeff Bridges and Vince Vaughn were among the winners at the annual Spike Guys Choice Awards in California.

The awards show, honoring all things men love, named Ben Affleck the Guy of the Year in honor of his stellar success on the back of his critically-acclaimed hit Argo.

Vaughn was voted the Guycon - Guy Icon, while Bridges was honored with Outstanding Literary Achievement award for his book The Dude and the Zen Master.

The new Superman movie, starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, was named Most Highly Anticipated Movie, while Breaking Bad's drug...

Snoop Lion To Bunny Wailer: 'How Dare You'

5/15/2013 4:20am EDT
Snoop Lion
Snoop Lion has turned up the heat on Jamaican icon Bunny Wailer after the musician took aim at the rapper's conversion to Rastafarianism.

During his 2012 pilgrimage to Bob Marley's home, Snoop met The Wailers legend and filmed the visit for his Reincarnated documentary; however the reggae great has since slammed the former rapper for his "outright fraudulent use" of Rasta culture.
The 41 year-old rapper-turned-reggae star was initially confused by Wailer's statement, suggesting the Jamaican star may have been misquoted, but now Snoop is on the attack.

Snoop has sent a callous message...

Snoop Lion Opens Up About Pimp Past, Says It Was Never About The Money

5/9/2013 9:22am EDT
Snoop Lion
When he hit the road for the Playboy Tour a decade ago, Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) was actually a pimp.  The rapper admits he was a hooker's boss for high-profile athletes in 2003 and put his marriage in jeopardy as a result.

He recently told the latest issue of Rolling Stone:  "I put an organization together... I had a bus follow me with 10 b**ches on it. I could fire a b**ch, f**k a b**ch, get a new ho. It was my program. City to city, t**ty to t**ty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.
"If I'm in a city where the Denver Broncos or t...

Snoop Dogg Joins Forces With Anti-Gun Group No Guns Allowed

4/23/2013 4:16pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is teaming up with a campaign organization to help put an end to gun violence in the Country.  

The prominent rapper is supporting the League of Young Voters Education Fund's No Guns Allowed movement, which was inspired by a song he wrote in response to shooting rampages across the U.S.

Snoop says, "No Guns Allowed is a really important song to me. I'm humbled that an organization like the League of Young Voters Education Fund supports what I'm saying in it and is taking action. Especially since they have been doing work for a long time to spread an anti-violence message in ou...

Police Shut Down Snoop Dogg's 420 Festival

4/21/2013 4:20pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
The authorities were called to Snoop Dogg's marijuana celebration party in Los Angeles on Saturday following complaints from neighbors.

The renowned rapper, who now goes by the name Snoop Lion, organized a bash at a Hollywood Hills mansion to mark April 20th, a date which has a special meaning in cannabis culture due to its numerical link to 4.20pm, when marijuana lovers light up.

Nonetheless, the Snoop Lion 420 Festival was shut down after authorities received calls from locals complaining about noise levels and partygoers' parked cars crowding the area.

No further action was taken a...

4/20: Celebrate Weed Day With These 13 Celebrity Stoners

4/20/2013 7:36pm EDT
Willie Nelson
Every year when April 20 rolls around people across the U.S. celebrate an unofficial holiday: weed day.

Stoners everywhere recognize 4:20 as being the time of day to light up, and when the date is 4/20 it's time to kick back, light up and smoke all day -- especially at 4:20. If you're into that kind of thing, of course.

Now that several stats have legalized marijuana to various degrees plenty of folks from sea to shining sea will be lighting up this year, some even in public. Colorado, which has the loosest regulations on pot, sees thousands gather in downtown Denver -- aka the Mile High ...

MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

4/15/2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...

Martha Stewart Likes To Bake 'Green' Brownies With Snoop Dogg

4/4/2013 9:01am EDT
Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is either a really good jokester or just really cool - either way, she admitted on the "Today" show that she and Snoop Dogg hang out together and cook brownies.

The lifestyle and culinary expert and the "Gin and Juice" rapper have apparently bonded over their love of the baked good, which includes a special ingredient.

Stewart recently told the "Today" show: "I hang out with Snoop, like... he has time for me. We like to bake brownies together. They are green (with marijuana), they're green actually."

Earlier this year, the rapper told GQ magazine he wanted to teach his th...

The Top 5 Biggest Celebrity Fans Of March Madness

3/17/2013 2:00pm EDT
Happy St. Patrick's Day and sports fans congregate to their TVs and smartphones to keep up with the month-long college basketball tournament. Yes, March Madness is upon us and it seems like everyone is getting in on the action. From the always competitive 21st Century bracket contest to those guys in your office who bet way too much in the March Madness pool, people love their SEC traditions.

Celebrities are no exception. Many of your favorite stars will be waving their alumni colors in anticipation for the Final Four championship games. Here are a few dedicated celebrity fans you may cat...

Snoop Dogg Wrote Gun Song In Response To School Shootings

3/10/2013 9:31am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg wrote his new single "No Guns Allowed" in a bid to stop school shootings.

The "Drop It Like It's Hot" hitmaker gave up keeping weapons in his house after a run-in with police, and he wants other Americans to re-think their desire to own firearms.

Speaking to liberal talk show host Piers Morgan, he says, "(There were) certain scenarios in my life where I had guns in my life, and I ran into a situation with the law where they (the authorities) came through my house and took all of the guns out of my house and put my family through a whole lot of unnecessary abuse and what ...

Snoop Dogg To Launch 'Way Of The Dogg' Video Game

3/5/2013 4:20pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg is set to release his own video game.

The Gin & Juice hit-maker has teamed up with bosses at 505 Games and Echo Peak to release Way of the Dogg, which will allow users to 'become' the rapper and use Kung-Fu to fight off different characters - all while listening to the 41 year old's music.

The hip-hop star, also known as Snoop Lion, tells, "Everyone knows that Snoop is down with the biggest and best video games, whether it's droppin' my hits on the soundtrack, or showing the world I can go toe-to-toe with the best fighters on the street - but Way of the D...

Snoop Dogg Busted For Not Paying Income Taxes

2/17/2013 6:00pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is in the doghouse. The rapper failed to pay more than $540,000 in taxes over two tax years, according to

The Internal Revenue Service has filed a tax lien against the rapper due to unpaid income tax from 2009 and 2011.

Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., reportedly owes $101,952 from 2009 and and $444,317 from 2011. What about 2010? Well, that year he was hit with a tax lien after allegedly failing to hand over $598,309 in payments.

We wonder if he's learned his lesson and will pay his 2012 taxes?

Rohan Marley Defends Snoop Dogg Over His Rastafari Move

1/25/2013 4:20pm EST
Rohan Marley
Bob Marley's son Rohan has jumped to the defense of rapper Snoop Dogg after one of his late father's The Wailers band mates accused the rapper of fraudulently posing as a Rastafarian.

Bunny Wailer took aim at the Gin and Juice hit-maker after he was anointed by a Rastafarian priest while making his first reggae record in Jamaica last year.

After seeing images of the star, who now also goes by the moniker Snoop Lion, in traditional Rastafari dress and sporting dreadlocked hair, he accused him of the "outright fraudulent use of (the) Rastafari community's personalities and symbolism."


Snoop Dogg Would Love To Show His Children 'The Right Way' To Smoke Marijuana

1/4/2013 4:20pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has vowed to teach his children the right way to smoke marijuana if they take an interest in pot.

The "Gin & Juice" hit-maker, who now goes by the name Snoop Lion, has always been an advocate of the medicinal effects of weed, previously confessing he once smoked up to 80 blunts a day.

The 41 year old has recently cut back as part of his spiritual rebirth, but he isn't opposed to letting his kids with wife Shante Broadus, Corde, Cordell, and Cori, experiment with pot - as long as he can show them how to properly consume it.

He tells GQ magazine, "It's not that I would ever p...

Grandmaster Flash's 'The Message' Tops Rolling Stone's Hip-Hop Song List

12/6/2012 9:20am EST
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Rolling Stone magazine just named Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's rap anthem "The Message" the Greatest Hip-Hop Song Of All Time.

The 1982 hit beat out favorites such as the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force. Also making the top five: Run-DMC's "Sucker M.C.'s" and "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by the Geto Boys.

Public Enemy's "Fight The Power," Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang," Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," NWA's "Straight Outta Compton," and Eric B. and Rakim's "Paid In Full" complete the top 10.


Snoop Dogg Teams Up With David Beckham For 'A Christmas Carol'

11/28/2012 4:20pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and David Beckham have teamed up for an animated re-imagining of Charles Dickens' classic festive tale A Christmas Carol.

The rapper and the soccer star both feature in a short cartoon film created by Beavis and Butt-head artist J.J. Sedelmaier for sports brand Adidas.

In the clip, named The Cautionary Tale of Ebenezer Snoop, Snoop Dogg tackles a role inspired by Dickens' famous Ebenezer Scrooge character, while Beckham appears as the Ghost of Christmas Present.

Singer Rita Ora features as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and there are appearances from tennis ace Andy Murray,...

Snoop Dogg: 'No Child Should Go Hungry'

11/14/2012 8:35am EST
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has launched a new foundation to help poor families in Jamaica grow their own food.

The legendary rapper was shocked by the levels of poverty faced by locals, especially youngsters, while recording his first reggae album Reincarnated in the country.

He has now set up The Minds Garden Project, which will provide residents with tools and resources so they can grow their own fruit and vegetables.

The star says, "When I went to Jamaica we took time to visit these communities in Kingston, and I was deeply affected by the poverty and lack of good food available to the children. N...

Snoop Dogg To Drop His X-Rated Lyrics

10/24/2012 4:20pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is abandoning his X-rated lyrics and embracing a more wholesome image for his reincarnation as reggae artist Snoop Lion.

The Drop It Like It's Hot hit-maker is famed for rapping about drugs, guns and women but, after 'finding himself' in Jamaica, he now wants his lyrical message to make a difference to fans' lives.

Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., is adamant his transformation into reggae is a better emotional fit and he finds inspiration in the music which is "about love and peace and unity and struggle."

He tells ET Online, "I'm kind of watching what I'm saying.....

Snoop Dogg Planning Collaboration With Cheryl Cole

10/21/2012 8:02pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg is planning a collaboration with British singer Cheryl Cole on her next album.

The "Drop It Like It's Hot" hitmaker has previously teamed up with stars including Katy Perry, Lil Kim and Justin Timberlake, and now he has the Girls Aloud star, who is mentored by in the U.S., in his sights.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I will work with Cheryl, that is for sure. It's going to happen. Hip-hop sells in America and that is the direction her manager wants to take her.

"I have already talked with him about collaborating with her on her next album and I am ...

Snoop Dogg: 'Obama For Four More Years, Man'

9/11/2012 9:41am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Just like fellow rapper Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg wants President Barack Obama back in the White House for a second term.

At a press conference at Canada's Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary "Reincarnated," the newly named "Snoop Lion" said, "Obama for four more years, man. (George W.) Bush f**ked up for eight years, so, I mean, you gotta at least give him (Obama) eight years. He cleaned half the s**t up in four years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up - everything was wrong wit...

Snoop Lion And 10 Other Celebrity Name Changes

8/1/2012 4:07pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has traded a canine for a feline, claiming he has taken up the moniker Snoop Lion following his conversion to Rastafarian. But he's far from the first celebrity to change his name. Here are our Top 10 Celebrity Name Changes:

Carlos Irwin Estevez - Charlie Sheen. Charlie took the esteemed stage name of his father Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (Martin Sheen). His brother, Emilio, kept his real name because it sounded better than "Emilio Sheen."

Farrokh Bulsara - Freddie Mercury: You can understand why Queen's lead singer changed his name. After living in Zanzibar, his famil...

Snoop Dogg 'Reincarnated' As Snoop Lion For New Reggae Documentary

7/31/2012 1:19pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg has documented his first foray into reggae in a new film.

The hip-hop star is preparing to launch Reincarnated, his first reggae project, under the name Snoop Lion and his journey into the genre has been captured on film for a new documentary.

The film, also called Reincarnated, includes footage of his studio sessions in Jamaica and will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada in September.

Snoop explains, "There comes a point where you say I done it all, or there isn't much more to do. This was like a rebirth for me. With no disrespect to other rappers, but ...

Snoop Dogg Performs 'Doggystyle' To Mark 20 Years In Hip-Hop

7/30/2012 3:32pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
International Rap superstar Snoop Dogg celebrated his 20th anniversary in the music industry on Sunday by performing his classic album Doggystyle in its entirety at the Catalpa festival in New York.

The hip-hop veteran delighted fans at the inaugural two-day event as he took the stage on Randall's Island and reunited with Tha Dogg Pound stars Daz Dillinger and Kurupt and female rapper The Lady of Rage to run through his iconic debut disc.

They kicked off the 90-minute set with Gin and Juice and went on to play tracks including Murder Was the Case, What's My Name? and Doggy Dogg World, c...

Snoop Dogg Banned From Norway

7/29/2012 2:48pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg has been banned from entering Norway for two years after allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana into the country last month.

The "Gin and Juice" hitmaker was stopped by officials at Kristiansand Airport in Kjevik, where he was allegedly caught carrying eight grams of weed.

Snoop Dogg, a longtime advocator of the drug, was fined $1,980 at the time of the offense and was allowed entry into the country, where he had been booked to perform at the Hovefestivalen event.

However, Norwegian officials have since barred the star from returning.

The musician's lawyer reveals Snoop...

First Track: Snoop Dog Releases Reggae Track 'La La La' As Snoop Lion (Listen)

7/24/2012 10:48am EDT
Snoop Dogg
International superstar Snoop Dogg officially becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion with the release of "La La La" – the premiere Single from his forthcoming album Reincarnated.

Produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer production team, “La La La” was recently recorded in Jamaica and is Snoop Lion's debut song. Releasing soon, Reincarnated sonically represents Snoop's time in Jamaica where he was positively impacted by both the Rastafarian culture and the Jamaican people who embraced him along the journey of being reincarnated into Snoop Lion.

Snoop Dogg Show Canceled Due To Safety Concerns

7/7/2012 3:03pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
A London music festival was shut down on Friday night amid fears for the safety of the crowd just moments before headline act Snoop Dogg was due to take to the stage.

Bloc 2012, which was also set to feature performances from Gary Numan and Orbital, was closed after organisers took advice from police over potential overcrowding at the venue in London's docklands.

A statement on the festival website reads, "By now everyone will have heard that Bloc 2012 was closed due to crowd safety concerns. We are all absolutely devastated that this happened, but the safety of everyone on site was par...

Snoop Dogg Fined $1,980 For Carrying Marijuana At Norwegian Airport

6/28/2012 11:36am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg was reportedly detained at a Norwegian airport on Thursday morning after customs officials discovered cannabis in his luggage.

The Gin and Juice hit-maker, a longtime user of the drug, was stopped by officers at the Kristiansand Airport in Kjevik, after they found eight grams of weed, according to

The website reports the rapper was fined $1,980 as the amount was less than 15 grams.

He was allowed entry to the country, where he is set to play the Hovefestivalen event on Thursday night.